This unit provides an opportunity for students to research and analyse the legal concept of the trust and examine the creation, classification and functions performed by trusts. The aim of the unit is to provide students with a sound understanding of the law of trusts, including resulting and constructive trusts, duties and powers of trustees, variation of trusts and consideration of the remedies for breach of trust.
Topic 1 Nature of a trust (including legality)
Topic 2 Essentials and types of trusts
Topic 3 Creation of express trusts – the certainties
Topic 4 The Beneficiary
Topic 5 Trustee - Duties, powers and rights of trustees
Topic 6 Variation and termination of express trusts
Topic 7 Breach of trust
Topic 8 Resulting trusts
Topic 9 Constructive trusts
Topic 10 Charitable trusts
Topic 11 Trusts in action.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||demonstrate an understanding of the underlying themes and issues and the key legal principles relating to trust law||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||apply critical judgment including analysis, reasoning, and appropriate directed research to trust law topics||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||identify and comment on the policy issues which arise in various topics, including the need for law reform where the law is considered deficient||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||demonstrate an ability to learn and work independently within broad parameters as defined by the assessment requirements. Included here is the capacity to find, access, manage and evaluate sources of information relevant to trust law issues||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
|5||communicate appropriately and effectively, through the use of well-written, clear and logical language that is supported with appropriate references.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
Teaching and assessment
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3
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